This Month's Tip:
Mounting Printed Forms
Wander through any office, public area or store, and before long you'll see mounted products on the walls, desks or counters. A popular way to display printed material, mounting describes the process of gluing one substrate to another, frequently a printed form to a backing piece designed for sturdiness and rigidity.
There are several options available when you want to mount a printed sheet to a backing substrate. Chipboard is a common and effective mounting substrate. Corrugated board is another option, and while it will provide more rigidity than chipboard, the uneven surface may result in a rippled appearance - especially if a thinner top-sheet is used. Foamboard is also popular for mounting due to its smoothness and light weight.
Cut to Shape
Layout Tip: When planning any type of mounting job, over sizing your press form by 1" beyond the final trim size, is a good rule of thumb. This will facilitate a solid glue bond to extend beyond the final trimmed edges. This will prevent the potential for delaminating at the edges of the final display.
Mounting rectangular press sheets is a standard operation, but occasionally it doesn’t do the job. At Diecrafters, we can cut rounded corners on your mounted pieces or die cut your mounting work into unique shapes for a truly custom project.
The Diecrafters Advantage
The blending of many processes can deliver unique products that last for years. At Diecrafters, we use a combination of die cutting, foil stamping, embossing and many other operations to make your mounting projects stand out. Give us a call and put our team to work on your next creative piece.
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